11 Ways To Cast Netflix To TV

Netflix is undoubtedly the most popular video streaming service, with a wide range of original content at affordable subscription plans. So, do you want to conveniently watch Netflix on your TV from a smartphone, tablet, Smart TV, or game console?

Please don’t bother; we’ll help you take your viewing experience to the big screen of your TV. There are tons of options to choose from if you want to cast Netflix to TV. This article will teach you how to watch Netflix on TV using multiple devices in different ways.

How to Cast Netflix to your TV

After hours of research, we’ve compiled 11 easy ways to watch your favorite Netflix content in 4k:

  1. Using the Netflix app on a Smart TV
  2. Using Chromecast on Android.
  3. Using AirPlay on iOS devices.
  4. Using the Google Chromecast dongle.
  5. SmartView for Samsung.
  6. Screencast.
  7. Screen Mirroring.
  8. Using a PC.
  9. Using a third-party app (Air Screen).
  10. Using an HDMI cable.
  11. Using a gaming console.

Method 1: Using the Netflix app on a Smart TV

With a Smart TV, you can watch Netflix on your TV through the app, and you only need to subscribe to Netflix and log in to your account on your TV.

Here’s what to do:

  1. Connect your mobile device and TV to the same home network (Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection).
  2. Open the apps section of your Smart TV with your TV remote.

The apps button varies for different TV brands, for example:

  • It’s a multicolor cube on Samsung TVs.
  • Look for the My Apps button if you use an LG TV.
  • Press the Internet Apps or the Netflix button on your Sony TV.
  • Press the Apps button on your Panasonic TV.
  • Press the Vizio logo, then the Netflix button, and select SmartCast
  1. Use your TV remote to navigate, and click on the Netflix app. Download Netflix from the App Store if you don’t have the app.
  2. Select Sign In if you have an existing account or sign up for a Netflix account.
  3. Finally, click on the video you want to watch.

NOTE: You might have to update your TV’s firmware to access streaming apps. Please, visit your TV’s Support page for detailed instructions.

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Method 2: Cast Using Chromecast on Android

Follow the outlined steps below to watch Netflix at full resolution on your TV from your Android device:

  1. Connect your mobile device and TV to the same home network (Wi-Fi or wired Ethernet connection).
  2. Launch the Netflix app on your phone via the home screen or apps menu.
  3. Select the movie or TV shows you want to watch.
  4. Tap anywhere on the screen of your mobile device.
  5. Tap the Cast icon located at the top of the media player window.
  6. Select Chromecast from the list.

Method 3: Cast Netflix Using AirPlay on iOS Devices

AirPlay is a feature on iOS devices that allows you to mirror your screen to your TV easily. But remember to confirm that your TV can support AirPlay.

Please, follow the guidelines below to AirPlay Netflix from your iPhone or iPad:

  1. Open the Netflix app on your device.
  2. Select a movie or TV show, and wait for it to start playing.
  3. Tap on the phone screen and click the AirPlay icon located in the top-right corner.
  4. Select the Smart TV you want to cast from the list of compatible devices on the screen.

Wait for a few seconds, and the Netflix video you selected will start playing on your TV.

For your MacBook:

  1. Click on the AirPlay icon on your MacBook’s header menu; look out for a triangle beneath a rectangle.
  2. Tap on the name of your TV from the available list of devices.

Your screen will mirror your TV immediately. 

Method 4: Using a Google Chromecast Dongle

With the Chromecast media player, you can cast Netflix from your mobile phone or PC to your TV.

Google Chromecast allows you to effortlessly connect and watch Netflix content on your TV from your phone.

The steps below will help you to cast to a TV using Google Chromecast:

  1. Open the Google Play Store or App Store on your mobile device.
  2. Search for Netflix using the search bar, and click on Install next to the app.
  3. Connect the Chromecast device to a power source.
  4. Next, connect the attached cable on your Chromecast device to an HDMI port on your TV.

Please, ensure you observe the port you connected to; you’ll need it in the next step.

  1. Navigate to your Settings and select the HDMI port connected to your Chromecast.
  2. Press the Input or Source button on your TV remote to select a video source.

But first, to view Netflix, you need to set up Google Chromecast.

Please, follow the steps below:

  1. Install and Open Google Home from the Play Store or App Store.
  2. Once in the app, Tap the Add icon
  3. Next, select Set up device.
  4. Next, select your Chromecast device name and tap Next.
  5. Confirm that the on-screen code on your TV matches the code on your mobile device.
  6. Select a room for Chromecast and tap Next.
  7. Select your network and tap Next.
  8. Select the Netflix and other streaming services option, and select Continue.
  9. Open the Netflix app on your mobile device, and select the movie you’d like to watch.
  10. Tap the Cast button at the upper-right corner of the screen.
  11. Choose your Chromecast device from the list.

You can now watch movies and TV shows with your Chromecast device.

Please ensure your mobile device and Chromecast device are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

Whenever you need to watch Netflix, all you need to do is:

  • Turn on your TV and switch to the Chromecast input.
  • Open the Netflix app on your mobile device, and select the movie you want to watch.

Let’s look at other simple ways to use Netflix from your phone to watch TV without using Chromecast.

Method 5: Using Smart View (for Samsung)

Perhaps, you’ve noticed the Smart View option on the quick links panel of your Samsung TV. Smart View allows you to mirror your Samsung phone to your Samsung TV.

Follow the steps below to cast Netflix:

  1. Connect your mobile device and TV to the same network.
  2. Swipe down on your phone screen to access your phone’s Quick Settings.
  3. Tap on the Smart View icon.
  4. Open the Smart View app on your phone.
  5. Perform a Smart View Search on your device to search for your TV.
  6. Select your TV from the available devices on the list.
  7. Next, tap the Start now tab.

You might need to enter a PIN if you’ve used this service before.

You can now successfully stream videos on Netflix on your TV without a Chromecast.

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Method 6: Using Screencast on Android

Screencast is a mirroring feature built into your Android device that allows you to cast your screen to your TV. The Screencast icon is a square with a Wi-Fi logo inside.

Follow the steps carefully:

  1. Connect your TV and mobile device to the same Wi-Fi network.
  2. Open the Netflix app on your phone.
  3. Select the video you want to watch.
  4. Tap anywhere on your phone screen, and click on the Screencast icon at the top-right corner.
  5. Tap on the icon and select your smart TV.

The video you selected will start showing on your TV screen.

Method 7: Using Screen Mirroring on iPhone

You can also screen mirror your iPhone to your TV.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Swipe down from the top of your phone screen to access Quick Settings.
  2. Tap the Screen Mirroring icon with two rectangles; you can find it below the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth icons.
  3. Confirm that the TV is connected to your Wi-Fi.
  4. Confirm that your Smart TV is on the list of devices under Screen Mirroring.
  5. Open the Netflix app on your device and start streaming the video you want to watch.

Method 8: Cast Netflix Using a PC

Another method you can use to cast Netflix to TV is via your PC or laptop.

Here are the simple steps involved:

  • Connect your PC and Smart TV to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Launch the Chrome browser on your PC and visit the Netflix website.
  • Select Sign In if you have an existing account; select Sign Up to create an account if you don’t.
  • Select the content you want to watch.
  • Right-click anywhere on the screen.
  • Select Cast.
  • Finally, click on your Smart TV name.

Allow Chromecast to refresh, and you can now start watching Netflix on your TV.

NOTE: Please, ensure that you have installed the latest version of the Chrome browser on your PC.

Method 9: Using Third-party Apps

If you are having trouble with the above methods, you can try using a third-party app to mirror your mobile device to your TV. You can choose from the array of free apps on the Play Store and App Store.

You can try helpful ones like ApowerMirror, Mirroring 360, AirScreen, SecondScreen, and TeamViewer.

Cast Netflix to TV Using AirScreen

AirScreen allows your iPhone to connect to your Smart TV.

We’ve broken down this method into simple steps.

Here’s what you have to do:

  1. Select the Search icon on your Smart TV on the left side of your menu.
  2. Search for AirScreen on the search bar, and select it from the results.
  3. Install the app, and click on Open.

You can skip the start-up tutorial if you want to, but we recommend that you watch the tutorial if you’re downloading AirScreen for the first time. 

  1. In the app menu, open Settings.
  2. Return to the start menu.
  3. Select Start by clicking on the start button.
  4. Open Netflix on your device.
  5. Select a movie, and wait for it to start playing.
  6. Access the Quick Settings on your iPhone by swiping down the notification bar.
  7. Select Screen Mirroring.
  8. Click on your Smart TV from the list of devices.

(RELATED: You can also learn the different ways to cast to your Samsung TV.)

If you use a regular (non-smart) TV, you can still watch Netflix on your TV through many other options. You can use a Roku Stick, a video game console, or connect your mobile device or laptop to your TV via a cable.

Method 10: Using an HDMI Cable

With a suitable cable and an HDMI output, you can enjoy your favorite shows on the bigger screen.

Follow the steps below to cast Netflix to TV using an HDMI cable:

  1. Connect an HDMI cable to an HDMI-to-phone adapter.
  2. Connect one end of the HDMI cable to your PCs and the other end to your TV.
  3. If your PC doesn’t have an HDMI port, check for a DisplayPort or Micro HDMI port.

Note: You may need an adapter to connect these ports to your TV.

  1. Connect the HDMI cable to the adapter and then your TV.
  2. Choose the correct HDMI input from your TV’s video-in source settings.
  3. Press the Input or Source button on your TV remote to select a video source.

You may need to check your TV’s owner’s manual for help so that you won’t get the step wrong.

  1. Open the Netflix website on your PC browser.
  2. If you’re not signed in, click on Sign In.
  3. Finally, select the TV show or movie you’d like to watch, and you’ll start streaming Netflix on your TV. 

NOTE: It’s vital to use adapters with excellent video quality. We recommend the Samsung USB-C to HDMI adapter and the Apple Lightning Digital AV Adapter for an excellent viewing experience.

Method 11: Cast Netflix With a Gaming Console

Another sure-fire way to watch Netflix content is through your gaming console. You can watch Netflix on your TV using your Xbox One, PS 4, or Nintendo.

Follow the steps below:

  1. Launch the Netflix app on your Android or iOS device.
  2. Find your gaming console through the app.
  3. Once detected, the Cast icon will appear on the screen of your mobile device and pair it with your gaming console.

There you go! You can now cast movies and shows on Netflix from your mobile device via your game console.

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Conclusion

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